Research Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Background: The Evaluation of HIV Testing and Care in African Emergency
Care for the Injured Study will be a prospective cohort design completed at a
single site in Nairobi, Kenya.



The research will study acutely
injured patients to assess the current state of HIV services delivery during
emergency care.

The research will enroll and follow
approximately 600 subjects and gather data during hospital services and after
discharge on HIV testing, linkage to HIV treatment and patient perception of
HIV program delivery during Accident and Emergency department treatments.

The results will be used to inform
future research and public health initiatives that will be designed to increase
HIV testing and treatment among populations commonly missed by conventional HIV
programming and which often only interface with health systems via Accident and
Emergency departments.

Job Title: Study
Coordinator

(1 Position)

Job Purpose: To coordinate study activities for a prospective cohort study
evaluating HIV services to patients seeking emergency care at the Kenyatta
National Hospital (KNH) Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Responsibilities

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Planning, organizing and coordinating
study work

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Serve as the liaison between the
study team, the study Principal Investigator (PI) and collaborators

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Coordinate all meetings required for
the success of the study

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Training of staff involved in
research on study methodologies

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Ensure necessary local ethics review
board and governmental approvals and renewals are obtained for the study and
managing study ethics and human subject protection

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Development of material for studies
including standard operating procedures, consent forms, case report forms,
recruitment materials etc

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Oversight of study implementation at
study sites

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Review participant recruitment for
study participation

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Assist with data collection procedures
as needed

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Participate in database development
and management

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Assist the study data manager in
quality assurance and control of raw data

·        
Coordinate and participate in the
data analysis and report writing activities

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Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Education and Professional Training

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Diploma in Clinical Medicine and
Surgery or Bachelors degrees

·        
At least 1 year of relevant
experience in a similar role preferably in a health sector or any other related
field

·        
Specific experience with emergency
care research desirable

·        
Certification in Human Subjects
Protection and Good Clinical Practice

·        
Familiarity with smartphone
technology for data collection, including REDCAp™


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Demonstrated ability to plan, lead,
coordinate, and accomplish research activities

·        
Strong analytic, organizational,
written, and verbal communication skills

Competencies

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Ability to work in a team environment

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Ability to maintain flexible work
hours, including occasional nights and weekends, in order to interface with key
and priority populations and international partners.

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Attention to detail and good work
ethic

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Ability to work with minimal
supervision

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Respectful, punctual, hardworking,
and conscientious

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Responsive to multiple communication
modalities with international team members

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Ability to work effectively as a
member of a collaborative team

·        
Experience working with key and
priority populations

Performance Management

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Performance evaluation will be
carried out quarterly

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Performance evaluation will be based
on verifiable data and information

Performance evaluation will be done
against the following key performance indicators:

·        
Performance against responsibilities
and duties as per job description

·        
Demonstrable professional growth

·        
Continued competence in line with set
standards

·        
Performance against annual objectives
in line with the balanced scorecard

Expectations:

·        
Full-time position at 40 hours per
week with variable hours based on study needs

·        
Position length is 7 months, provided
good performance

·        
Competitive salary based on
qualifications and experience

Application Process

CLICK HERE to
complite our online application form and then email your current CV, copies of
certificates and testimonials to [email protected] not later than June 17,
2020

All applications should be addressed
to the Principal Investigator AE Study.

N/B Applications without the
above-mentioned qualifications or required certificates will NOT be considered.
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